December 10, 2016


Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

Nigerian telecommunications network, Etisalat Nigeria, has launched a Samsung Experience Zone within the Etisalat Experience Centre in Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Etisalat in partnership with Samsung West Africa unveiled the first of many Samsung Experience Zones which it aims to launch in major Etisalat Experience Centres, across the country.

Speaking at the official"...

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December 8, 2016


Cash Still Trumps Mobile Payments and Bitcoin in Africa

According to the World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion Index, Africa has the highest mobile money adoption rate in the world. Worldwide, only 2 percent of the population possesses a mobile money account; in Africa, 12 percent of the population uses mobile money.

Africa’s affinity for mobile money is one of the main reasons why many members of the Bitcoin community believe that the"...

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December 6, 2016


Congo call centre wants to rival India

In a renovated warehouse in Kinshasa, dozens of young Congolese wearing headsets sit in rows of identical orange cubicles, fielding phone calls in six different languages.

Congo's first call centre gives a glimpse of how the central African country could follow a path already taken by the Philippines and India, which have long hosted low-cost offshore operations for Australia, US and British companies.


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December 5, 2016


UPDATE 1-Egyptian billionaire Sawiris in surprise exit as Orascom CEO

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has resigned as chief executive officer of Orascom and his deputy Tamer El Mahdi has been nominated as his successor, the company said on Sunday, without explaining his decision.

"Naguib Sawiris has submitted his resignation from his position as CEO effective January 1st, 2017," Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) said in a statement.


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December 1, 2016


Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho, where an estimated 23% of the population is HIV positive, many of whom live in extreme poverty in remote rural communities separated by mountainous terrain with minimal infrastructure.

The Vodafone Foundation programme combines Vodafone’s M-Pesa mobile money service – which is widely used across sub-Saharan Africa – with travelling clinics and a smartphone"...

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November 30, 2016


MTN to strengthen footprint in Iran

Africa’s biggest wireless operator which has a 49 percent stake in a joint venture with Iran’s second biggest telecommunications provider, is keen to strengthen its foothold in the market.

According to the company’s head of strategy mergers and acquisitions, Stephen van Coller, MTN remains excited about the possibilities in Iran and expects Iran’s digital economy to move fast.


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November 24, 2016


African mobile subscriptions will exceed 1bn by year’s end, says report

The research by market analysts Ovum also forecasts that the total number of mobile subscriptions on the continent will rise to 1.33bn at the end of 2021.

According to Ovum, which defines mobile broadband as mobile connections that are “based on 3G or more advanced technology”, growth in new mobile subscriptions is “slowing”,"...

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November 23, 2016


MFS Hub connects to 120 million mobile wallets in Africa

MFS Africa announced that its MFS Hub is now connected to 120 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through partnerships with mobile network operators including Airtel, Econet, MTN, Orange, Tigo and Vodafone, MFS Africa now has unparalleled reach into mobile wallets across the continent. The MFS Hub scales transactions across networks and borders to create greater value for customers and service providers, support regional and international trade, and boost financial inclusion.


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November 21, 2016


Clikat Provides Dubai with the First Home Needs Service Mobile Application

Clikat, a Dubai based innovative startup co-founded by five creative entrepreneurs, has recently launched its home needs service application to provide residents of Dubai with a one-stop solution for meeting their home requirements with a click of a button.

The idea of the new Clikat mobile application launched on the 6th of October was inspired by the problem of time wasting during weekends to get household requirements"...

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November 17, 2016


Orange Botswana unveils SmartStore

Orange Botswana has unveiled a state of the art SmartStore in what is likely to be a first for Botswana and the sub-region at large, according to Buyile Makgekgenene, Orange Shop Channel Manager.

The Orange SmartStore that was unveiled at the upmarket Airport Junction mall has all the hallmarks of a futuristic interactive shop for the modern and discerning Smartphone-bound shopper. ‘’The new shop is a special purpose store for consumers,"...

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